Awsaja (transliteration: ʿAwsaja, Arabic: عوسجة) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “an ʿawsaj bush”. Al-Jawhari describes Awsaj as a thorny plant,1 known as lycium or box-thorn in English.2 ʿAwsaj is the name of the plant type, ʿAwsajah means “a (single) ʿAwsaj“.
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Awsaja:
- Awsaja bin Harmalah bin Judhaimah عوسجة بن حرملة بن جذيمة
Below is the name Awsaja written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the name Awsaja written in Arabic kufi script:
- Ismāʿīl bin Ḥammād al-Jawharī, Tāj al-Lugha wa Ṣiḥāḥ al-ʿArabīya (d. 1003 CE), “ʿsj”.
- Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), “ʿsj”.